CDC permitted health worker to fly . . .
Washington Post: “Before she boarded her flight, the second worker who would later be diagnosed with Ebola reported her fever to the CDC, but she was still allowed to travel to Ohio.”
Obama vows “more aggresive” Ebola response . . .
The Hill: Obama pledged that the federal government would step up its monitoring and supervision. Ebola “SWAT Team” to be at the ready.
Administration was warned . . .
Washington Times: “The Centers for Disease Control told the incoming Obama administration in 2008 that it should establish 18 regional disease detection centers around the world to adequately safeguard the U.S. from emerging health threats like Ebola, according to an agency memo.”
Are you hiding something? . . .
This is when the White House’s lost credibility comes back to haunt them. Americans not only don’t trust the government to protect them, they simply don’t trust the government at all.
Nearly half of U.S. voters think the government is hiding information about Ebola, according to a new Fox News poll. They also “are concerned the Ebola virus will spread throughout the United States, support banning flights from countries where the virus has broken out, and think media coverage on Ebola has been appropriate rather than sensationalized.” Fox News
Boehner demands travel ban . . .
Examiner: “House Speaker John Boehner said President Obama should “absolutely consider” a travel ban from West African nations stricken with the Ebola virus.” White House says no.
CDC Bus Logic . . .
We still haven’t figured out if you can get it on a bus. CNS News: “Dr. Tom Frieden, director of the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), said during a telephone press briefing Wednesday that you cannot get Ebola by sitting next to someone on a bus, but that infected or exposed persons should not ride public transportation because they could transmit the disease to someone else.”
CDC Director Frieden to face Congress . . .
Daily Mail: Dr Daniel Varga, the operator of the Texan hospital in which two nurses contracted Ebola, and Dr Thomas Frieden, the director of the Centers for Disease Control, will testify before a congressional committee. The hearing starts at noon ET and will investigate why so many failings are being made dealing with Ebola in Dallas, Texas. I will live stream it if I can pick it up.
Poll: We’re going to hell in a handbasket . . .
The new Fox News poll finds 58 percent of voters feel things in the world are “going to hell in a handbasket,” including 48 percent of Democrats. ”Meanwhile, by a 61-36 percent margin, voters say they don’t feel hopeful about the direction of the country.
“Plus, by a 10 percentage-point margin, more voters think the country is “worse off” today than before Obama was elected (49 worse off vs. 39 better off). The president’s job rating is only slightly better: 40 percent approve and 52 percent disapprove.
“And then there’s this: voters not only think his signature legislation ObamaCare is “mostly a bad thing” for the country (52 percent), they also believe the administration misrepresented the law to get it passed (55 percent). By a 57-34 percent margin, voters say Obama “waited too long” to take action against ISIS.” Fox News
Obama won’t stop naming national monuments . . .
Republicans charge it’s a backdoor federal land grab and an abuse of power. Abuse of power? Obama?The Hill: “The president has named 13 national monuments so far using the century-old Antiquities Act, putting tight restrictions on more than 1 million acres of public land.
The most recent designation came last week, when the president designated more than 350,000 acres of the San Gabriel Mountains in California as a monument near Los Angeles.”